Before: 50-Year-Old Kitchen
A ruffled window valance reads as dated, rather than quaint.
"Our kitchen was original to the house, but the dark knotty pine cabinets along with the low-hanging fan and icky linoleum flooring had to go," says Sherry Petersik, co-author of the popular blog, Young House Love. "And the ancient appliances? They were definitely overdue for an upgrade."